Fresh Bites—May 2017 : New Restaurant and Cafe in Jakarta

New restaurant and cafe in Jakarta May 2017

It’s the first day of June—you know what it means. Time for another edition of Fresh Bites, a list of  new restaurant and cafe in Jakarta that opened last month. The start of the holy month of Ramadhan saw three new Indonesian food spots, just in time for buka bersama. The rest is a mix of different categories. Without further ado, here we go!

1. Senyum
Not only Senyum has an interesting name, it also has an intriguing tagline: Cerita Rempah Indonesia. True to that, Senyum’s menu is filled with numerous appetizers, main course, and dessert that features dishes from all across Indonesia.

Instagram: @senyumindonesia.jkt
Address: Jl. Teluk Betung No. 45, Thamrin

2. Kopi Nalar
Meet Kopi Nalar, another new coffee shop in South Jakarta. If their Instagram was any indication of how the place looks like, you would definitely not run out of places to take Insta-worthy photos. Here are why: colorful bean bags and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Instagram: @kopinalar
Address: Jl. Prof. Joko Sutono No. 7, Kebayoran Baru

3. Rawon Setan
Number three on this new restaurant and cafe in Jakarta list is an establishment specializing in one of Indonesia’s most-beloved cuisine: rawon. This Rawon Setan is a branch of Surabaya’s Rawon Setan Mbak Endang.

Address: Jl. Cipete Raya 7D

4. Kazuhiro
Mall Artha Gading may not have been known for its F&B establishments, but with the recent campaign from their food court Eat Street comes a number of interesting food stalls. One of them is Kazuhiro, selling a variety of donburi. Signature menu: Gyudon with USDA beef that only costs IDR 38K.

Address: Mall Artha Gading, Lv 2, Food Court Eat Street

5. Sensory Lab Indonesia
Melbourne’s coffee shop Sensory Lab has made its way to Jakarta, brought to you by Common Grounds family. They are armed with coffee, brunch menus, and gorgeous La Maison macarons. With that many offerings, you are bound to find something you like.

Instagram: @sensorylab_id
Address: Mal Kelapa Gading, Ground Floor Lobby 3

6. Kaum
Potato Head’s Indonesian food restaurant started with an unconventional location: in Hong Kong. From there, it branched out to Bali, and finally to Jakarta. With the group’s long history of impeccable taste in design and food, Kaum is surely a worthy addition to Jakarta’s culinary scene.

Instagram: @kaum_jakarta
Address: Jl. Dr Kusuma Atmaja No. 77-79, Menteng

7. Sushi Go
PIK Avenue’s Dotonbori is well-known for a long list of Japanese food spots with affordable prices, and Sushi Go, its latest addition, also follows the same pattern. It is the first ever one price sushi in Jakarta, where every plate costs IDR 15K. Read about our visit to Sushi Go here.

Instagram: @sushigo_id
Address: PIK Avenue Mall 2nd Floor, Dotonbori

Over all, we’re very excited about some of these new restaurant and cafe in Jakarta. How about you? Which one catches your attention?

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Fellexandro Ruby

Food photographer, and story teller sharing his passion in food, travel, culinary hits and highlights. Always on the mission to make you drool. Founder of

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